Coldly Calculating: Death Comes in Threes
I will be your host each week as we probe the darker corners of your imagination. This series is meant to help feed your mystery/horror muse, so try to give us chills! The prompt is open to interpretation, but try to include the phrase somewhere in your piece.
This week’s prompt is:
You have probably heard this etymology. It becomes especially popular when there are celebrity deaths or natural disasters. This is also known as a Confirmation bias, which is the tendency to search for information in a way that confirms one’s hypotheses while giving less consideration to alternative possibilities. In fact, there are many variations of the “in threes” phrases and it’s thought that 3 is often used because of the numbers significance to many beliefs. (The Holy Trinity, the Triple Goddess.) Write a short story that incorporates this phrase in any way you choose. I like it dark, don’t be afraid to push the envelope.
The rules are simple:
- Read the prompt and the history behind the phrase.
- Write a story 700 words or less answering the challenge.
- Share the URL to your story in the comments OR, if you don’t have your own blog, share your story in the comments. Either way, it will be seen.
- Please keep your stories pg-13 or under since this is a public page. Add trigger warnings where necessary. Keep vulgarity to a minimum.
- Have FUN!
Until next time, scribe happy and stay sassy!